At first, I was very reluctant to post a picture of myself. I might still regret it after I post this. For someone who was very self-conscious pre-pregnancy, why the heck would I want to post a picture of my growing belly? Iâm still asking myself that.
Most women say they never showed the baby bump in their first pregnancies until 5 or 6 months. Iâm writing this to say Iâm not one of them.
In 14 weeks, Iâve only gained 2 pounds. 2 measly pounds. I gained 4 pounds once just by eating Thanksgiving dinner. 2 pounds?!Â Iâm not âsupposed toâ sport a baby bump yet. Everyone tells me itâs probably just fat or bloating. No matter what you do, or what you say, someone is always going to be there, telling you what youâre experiencing is not normal. Youâre suppose to gain _____lbs., youâre supposed to show at 5-6 months, youâre suppose to feel the baby kicking at 16 weeks, anything else youâre feeling is only gas, etc. Things donât happen that way.
I have an obvious bump. I feel obvious fluttering in my belly. Sometimes it looks like I stepped out of a buffet or drank a 6 pack of beer. Other times, it looks like a bump. Either way, itâs here to stay.
A friend told me that it was ok to get fat now that Iâm pregnant. I chuckled. Itâs ok for my bottom half to look like a watermelon with two toothpicks. Itâs acceptable now. And for the first time, I feel comfortable wearing a tank top with a protruding stomach. I have an excuse.
But if anyone says I look fat Iâll be punching them in the face.